Board of Trustees

Peddie has a unique opportunity to provide young adults with an extraordinary experience and prepare them to make a difference in the world. Domingo Garcia P'17 '20


Peddie Board Chair Doug Davidson '64

Doug Davidson ’64 was elected to serve as chair of the Peddie Board of Trustees by the 33-member body at the Spring 2021 board meeting, following the tenure of Elizabeth Silverman P’03 ’10, who served six years in the role. 

Davidson has been a member of the board of trustees for nine years, during which he served on the Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Legal Committee and Investment Committee. He was chair of the Finance Committee for six years.

“It is certainly a privilege and an honor that my fellow trustees have asked me to take on this important role,” said Davidson. “At the same time, I feel particularly challenged to build on the considerable accomplishments of my two immediate predecessors, Elizabeth Silverman and Chris Acito ’85. Between them, Chris and Elizabeth achieved great success in shaping the board’s governance structure, strategic priorities, cohesiveness and diversity.”

Davidson said the board’s primary focus areas include the upcoming launch of the school’s largest capital campaign and fundraising for the arts center expansion project. 

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Board of Trustees

Doug Davidson ’64, Chair
New York, New York
Retired Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP

Roger Durling ’82, Vice Chair
Goleta, California
Executive Director, Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Mitka T.L. Baker ’96
Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Counsel Department of Enforcement, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

Virginia Bauer P’03’05
Red Bank, New Jersey
Chief Executive Officer, GTBM, Inc.

George Chen ’84
Chicago, Illinois
Retired Partner, Strategos, Inc.

Jeffrey Cruz ’86 P’16
Rumson, New Jersey
Broker of Records, Weichert Realtors

Suzanne Daly ’99
New York, New York
Senior Vice President, Two Sigma Investments, LLC

Allison B. Davi ’02
New York, New York
Managing Director, Business Development, Benefit Street Partners, LLC

Sangu J. Delle ’06
Brooklyn, New York
Chairman and CEO, Golden Palm Investments

Patrick W. Dennis ’98
New York, New York
Co-Deputy Executive Managing Member, Davidson Kempner Capital Management

Grant Edwards (faculty representative)
Hightstown, New Jersey
College Counselor, English Teacher, The Peddie School

Nora Eldessouky P’19’23 (Peddie Parents Association representative)
East Windsor, New Jersey
President, Peddie Parents Association
Vice President, Financial Reporting, Hackensack Meridian Health

Domingo Garcia P’17’20’23
London, United Kingdom
Senior Vice President and Chief Tax Officer, Aon PLC

Jean M. Grant P’82
Harrison, New York
President and COO, Minskoff Grant Realty & Management Corporation

Carlos Guajardo P’22
Miami, Florida
CEO, Maynada Capital Advisors, LLC

Ralph Izzo P’15
Cranbury, New Jersey
Chairman, CEO and President, PSE&G

Robert Kugler ’68
Camden, New Jersey
United States District Judge, US District Court-New Jersey

Jeffrey R. Larsen ’93
Delray Beach, Florida
Managing Partner, Larsen MacColl Partners, LP

Benjamin M. Levy ’00
New York, New York
Director of Research, Alleghany Corporation, Roundwood Asset Management

John Lloyd ’64 P’16
Oceanport, New Jersey
Retired Co-Chief Executive Officer, Hackensack Meridian Health

Mitchell G. Mackler ’84
Princeton, New Jersey
Special Counsel, Kelly, Drye & Warren LLP

Sara L. McGinty ’96
West Hollywood, California
Head of Partnerships, Theorem LP

Sunanda Nair-Bidkar P’20’22
Princeton Junction, New Jersey
Director of Strategic Planning, South Asia, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Dr. Michael T. Nettles
Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Vice President, Policy Evaluation and Research Center, ETS

Sheryl Oliver P’17’19
Jackson, New Jersey
Founder, President, New Jersey Angels

Peter Quinn P’15’18’21
Hightstown, New Jersey
Head of School, Peddie School

Robert J. Ruberton ’93
Montclair, New Jersey
Senior Partner, Apollo Global Management, LLC

Michael D. Smith ’79
Boston, Massachusetts
Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University

Timothy Starkey ’96
Chatham, NJ
Managing Partner, Starkey Financial Partners

Dr. Patricia G. Sullivan P’17
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chief Quality Officer, University of Pennsylvania Health System

Chavon Sutton ’99
New York, New York
Senior Investment Director, Sustainable & Impact Investing Research, Cambridge Associates

Tracey L. Wetmore ’97
Little Silver, New Jersey
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, Rumson Country Day School

Sean Woodroffe P’19
Belle Meade, New Jersey
Senior Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer, TIAA

Ning Zhao, Ph.D. P’17
West Windsor, New Jersey
Senior Vice President of Operations/Global Head of Human Resources, WuXi App Tec Co., Ltd.


Leadership initiatives

Emeritus Trustees

Christopher J. Acito ’85
Michael R. Armellino ’57 GP’19
Alfred B DiCenso ’52 P’89
Roy Grossman ’70
Ira Haupt II ’52
J. Robert Hillier, Lh.D., FAIA
Robert M. Kaye ’54
Elizabeth Silverman P ’03 ’10 (Board Chair Emeritus)

Advisory Trustees

Arthur E. Brown, M.D. ’63
Stephen L. Brown ’57 P’95
Roger J. Burns’63
Karen C. Buroojy P’07
Susie Caldwell '80
Edward C. Dippold III ’81 P’12
Jeffrey D. Enslin ’84 P’14
Gabriel A. Galindo ’59 P’98 ’01
Bernard M. Goldsmith III ’62 P’83 GP’12’15’18
Roger B. Hansen ’61 P’91
Terry Hensle, M.D.’60 P’92
Kevin MacMillan ’93
Linda C. Marshall ’81
Wight Martindale III ’80 P’16’18’20
Hon. David B. Mitchell ’63
Hal Rubin ’57
Anne L. Seltzer P’88
Gregory K. Smith ’85

Meet our newest trustees

Carlos Guajardo P’22

Carlos Guajardo P’22 is the chief executive officer of Maynada Capital Advisors, LLC in Miami.

Notable: Guajardo’s daughter is a senior at Peddie and three of his nephews are alumni.

Robert Kugler ’68

Robert Kugler ’68 is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He also serves as a judge on the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

Notable: Kugler’s Peddie roommate was Dave Zenker ’68; their fathers Bob Zenker ’43 and George Kugler ’43 were also classmates.

Timothy Starkey ’96

Timothy Starkey ’96 is the founder and managing partner of Starkey Financial Partners in Morristown, N.J.

Notable: Starkey was captain of the boys’ tennis team when he was a Peddie student. A veteran reunion volunteer for his class, he is also a former member of the Peddie Leadership Council.

Chavon T. Sutton ’99

Chavon T. Sutton ’99 is a senior investment director in the Sustainable & Impact Investing Research Group at Cambridge Associates, conducting manager research and working with institutional clients to build sustainability and impact-focused portfolios.

Notable: Sutton was one of Peddie’s first Annenberg Scholars. Last spring, she moderated “50 Years of Women at Peddie,” a conversation with Peddie alumnae of the 1970s.

Sean Nigel Woodroffe P’19

Sean Nigel Woodroffe P’19 is the senior executive vice president and chief human resources officer at TIAA.

Notable: Born in Trinidad, Woodroffe immigrated to the United States as a child when his mother accepted a job at the United Nations. He currently serves on the board of trustees of Shaw University and Madison Square Boys & Girls Clubs.

Sheryl Budke Oliver P’17 ’19

Sheryl Budke Oliver P’17 ’19 is the president of New Jersey Angels, a nonprofit organization supporting and mentoring children in the foster care system.

Notable: Oliver is past president of the Peddie Parents Association (2017-19).

Sunanda Nair-Bidkar P’20 ’22

Sunanda Nair-Bidkar P’20 ’22 is the director of strategic planning, South Asia at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and managing director for Indus Interface LLC, an international strategic consulting firm.

Notable: Nair-Bidkar began her career as an attorney in the Supreme Court of India. She is currently Peddie Fund parent co-chair.

Benjamin M. Levy ’00

Benjamin M. Levy ’00 is the director of research at Alleghany Corporation, an investment holding company in New York City.

Notable: At Peddie, Levy was vice president of his freshman and sophomore class and recipient of the Wintersteen Prize for most outstanding pre-calculus student.